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Updated 21 Sep 2019

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3.1
58%
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Grimshaw-Architects CEO Jolyon Brewis (no image)
Jolyon Brewis
14 Ratings
  1. "GREAT PEOPLE & GREAT WORK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grimshaw-Architects full-time

    Pros

    Great collection of people, thoughtful challenging projects and great career support

    Cons

    Large complex projects can last many years

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Grimshaw-Architects2017-08-29
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Senior architect"

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    Current Employee - Senior Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grimshaw-Architects full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large scale iconic transportation projects, good health benefits

    Cons

    Little management and structure. Poor pay. No transparency in advancement opportunities.

    Grimshaw-Architects2018-03-25
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible & Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grimshaw-Architects full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, great people and overall fun & young company

    Cons

    Need to invest more in systems

    Grimshaw-Architects2017-10-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grimshaw-Architects full-time

    Pros

    High profile projects Technologically driven design

    Cons

    Not healthy work environment

    Advice to Management

    Tone down ego

    Grimshaw-Architects2017-10-15
  5. Helpful (19)

    "Textbook Corporate Sexism"

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    Current Employee - Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grimshaw-Architects full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well-maintained facilities, nice kitchen and bathrooms

    Cons

    Terrible place for a young female architect- taken for granted, career advancement based on elbow-rubbing with the right senior partners, frat-bro culture, plenty of upper level male management preying on young female employees... Upper management sell the idea of a "privilege" to work there to compensate for low pay, and other career abuses, despite being irrelevant on the design scene for a while now

    Advice to Management

    Advice to potential female architects- take your talents elsewhere!

    Grimshaw-Architects2017-09-27
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Grimshaw Grind"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grimshaw-Architects full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of talented staff to work with. Quality work, quality buildings and details. Majority of leadership is accessible, which allows for more opportunities if you go for them.

    Cons

    Understaffed departments leads to high rates of burnout. Your career and dedication is only worth it if you happen to fall under the right manager and projects. Recent changes created a negative environment.

    Advice to Management

    Used to be a great place to work. What happened?

    Grimshaw-Architects2017-08-20
  7. "Great firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grimshaw-Architects full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great projects to work on

    Cons

    Large company, can get lost

    Grimshaw-Architects2017-07-11
  8. "GA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Grimshaw-Architects full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work culture and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Pay is below market average.

    Grimshaw-Architects2017-06-29
  9. "Great place with great people mostly"

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    Senior IT Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grimshaw-Architects

    Pros

    Great area, great perks and friendly atmosphere, very smart people and great visionaries. Its a place where you can feel proud of the work your involved in.

    Cons

    Can by clique-y. Work flow and direction could use some work. Being a global company, they could use some work with the seamless transfer of information.

    Grimshaw-Architects2016-11-05
  10. "Exciting challenges"

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    Current Employee - Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Grimshaw-Architects full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Design and studio enviroment

    Cons

    few,needs to improve senior management

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees

    Grimshaw-Architects2016-08-23
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